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Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions That's Odd

I don't understand why it's saying is_odd(2) returns True, why my code doesn't work?

create_a_function.py
def is_odd(x):
    if int!=x/2:
        return True

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
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Hi jack twist !

If you haven't already, I would suggest opening up a python workspace and playing around with your function. For instance, I ran this:

def is_odd(x):
    if int!=x/2:
        return True


print(is_odd(2))
print(is_odd(1))
print(int)

# Console
>>> True
>>> True
>>> <class 'int'>

Right now your function is checking if <class 'int'> does not equal the number passed in x divided by 2. This will always be true because they will never be equal